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Santa Claws Christmas Pillow

By: Crafts by Courtney
November 10, 2017

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Santa Claws Christmas Pillow
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Hi, everyone, it's Courtney with Crafts by Courtney and today I'm sharing a really exciting new craft I've been working on!  We're teaming up with Cricut this month to create fun Christmas projects.  If you follow my blog then you know I'm all about a Coastal Christmas in my house.

Items needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Turquoise Waters
  • Americana Mediums 2oz - Fabric Painting Medium
  • Pillow Case
  • Pillow
  • Cricut Stencil Vinyl
  • Cricut Maker
  • Cricut EasyPress
  • Glitter Felt
  • White Felt
  • Heat N Bond


Since this new Cricut machine has all these amazing new tricks like cutting felt, I knew right away what I wanted to make... A Coastal Christmas Pillow using some fantastic sparkly felt I found at Hobby Lobby.

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I was inspired by a pillow I found a Pier 1 a couples years ago.  I knew this pillow would fit in perfectly with my coastal decor.  So let's get started!!

First off I went into the Cricut library and found a great crab and santa hat for this project.

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Next I went through all my sparkly felt and found the perfect one I wanted to use for the crab. I also found this great pillowcase a Hobby Lobby. It gives that perfect coastal feel, right?!?

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Then I added my Heat N Bond to the back of all my felt using the EasyPress.  This will make it easy to add the felt to the pillowcase.  I set the temp at 250, for 30 seconds.

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Now I'm ready to cut all my pieces.  I couldn't' believe how fast and easy this sparkly felt cut!

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It's time to lay out all my pieces to the pillow.

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Now the fun part....  Let's press this stuff down!! I set the temp to 320 and let sit for 30 seconds for each layer.  I did not add everything at once.  I did the crab first, then hat, and finally the white part of the hat.

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Finally, we need to add our paint.  I mixed the Americana Multi-Surface Satin and Fabric Medium, using a 2:1 ratio.  I used a sponge brush and lightly went over my stencil twice.

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Wow I can't tell you how EXCITED I am about this pillow.  It makes me want to pull out all my Christmas decorations and start decorating the house!

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I have so many more coastal Christmas pillow ideas I want to get started on ASAP.  Make sure to stay tuned with all the new Cricut projects I'll be working on this holiday season.  

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See more DecoArt and Cricut holiday creations and enter to win some fantastic prizes (including the NEW Cricut Maker) all month long on the DecoArt Blog!

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Be sure to visit Crafts by Courtney  for more projects and to learn more about Courtney.


Heheheh - now THAT is creativity at it's best Courtney!!! FABULOUS!! j.


November 10, 2017

After this tutorial I realized I really need a Cricut!! Love this crab pillow.


November 17, 2017

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